By COLlive reporter
New year, old problems.
A frum Jewish woman was attacked while walking westbound on Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights on Monday, making it the first hate crime since the new Jewish year of 5778.
The woman, 62 years of age, passed by the 1014 Eastern Parkway apartment building, between Troy and Schenectady Avenues, when she was approached by another woman.
The passerby used an expletive followed by the word “Jew” and then proceeded to snatch the wig off the Jewish woman’s head, which is worn in accordance with the Jewish laws of modesty.
The NYPD were called to the scene. The victim wasn’t able to identify the perpetrator of a crime.
COLlive was told that the crime is being treated as a possible bias crime and will be investigated by the Hate Crime Task Force.